Saint George’s The Bermuda Air Traffic Control Authority has declared all Russian aircraft registered in the British Overseas Territory unairworthy. Because of the international sanctions against Russia, the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) said on Saturday (local time) on its website that it was no longer able to monitor the machines and declare them airworthy.
The order is therefore already in force. The “Bild” newspaper had previously reported on it.
A large part of the aircraft of many Russian airlines is registered on the Caribbean island, recognizable by the abbreviations VP-B and VP-Q in the license plates of the machines. According to this, numerous aircraft of the state airline Aeroflot and its subsidiaries Rossija and Pobeda as well as of S7 Airlines and UTair are affected.
The de-airworthiness is just one of several effects of Western sanctions against Russia over Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine. The EU has also ordered that Russia may not receive any passenger planes and spare parts, and the machines may no longer be maintained and insured.
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